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Children's Castle Early Learning Center
3743 Challenger Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24012
(540) 977-1282

Current Inspector: James R Basham (804) 588-2370

Inspection Date: July 17, 2023

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration.
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
8VAC20-780 Physical Plant.
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
8VAC20-780 Programs.
8VAC20-780 Special Care Provisions and Emergencies
8VAC20-780 Special Services.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 7/17/2023. There were 98 children, ages 3 months -11 years, 22 staff and 4 administrative staff present during the inspection. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, personnel, environment and equipment, care of children, preventing the spread of disease, emergencies and nutrition. Medications for children were observed during the inspection. A total of 4 children?s records and 4 staff records were reviewed. The children were observed during circle time, center time, handwashing, lunch and active time on the playground. The inspector arrived for the inspection at 10:14am and departed the center at 12:04pm.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the provider.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that hazardous substances, such as cleaning materials, were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence: The cabinet below the sink in the two?s classroom was unlocked and cleaning solutions were observed inside the cabinet. No children were observed in the area but it was accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: Provider will make sure staff lock cabinet after cleaning.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-290-A-3
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that in areas used by children of preschool age or younger electrical outlets shall have protective covers that are of a size that cannot be swallowed by children.

Evidence: Licensing Inspector observed the top outlet along the wall where the clock radio was plugged in did not have an outlet cover. There were no children observed near the wall with the clock radio but it was accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: Provider will ensure outlets are covered.


A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

The online compliance history includes only information after July 1, 2003. In addition, the online compliance history includes information regarding adverse actions that may be the subject of a pending appeal. An adverse action is not final until a provider has exhausted or waived all due process rights. For compliance history prior to July 1, 2003, or information regarding the status of pending adverse actions, please contact the Licensing Inspector listed in the facility's information. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is not responsible for any errors in or omissions from the compliance history information.

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